It is the twilight of the current age, and we bask in its fading gleams. Much that can be shaken, soon will be.
This was what was spoken into my spirit recently. I have a few ideas on how to understand it, but I think it best if I leave the interpretation open for now.
With apologies to those who are not Tolkien fans, this is what informs my hearts response:
“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I, said Gandalf, and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
The word is to persevere, though all trials, to run the race set out for us. And, when all else has been done, to simply stand.
1Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. 2Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.